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Things to do Before You're 30

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Time Out says

It probably went something like this: ‘This dullish British comedy we’ve had sitting on the shelf since 2004 – it’s about relationships and it’s a bit footbally… Why not put it out for the World Cup? It might just get some business.’

When a film’s been languishing unreleased for two years, you fear the worst. ‘Things To Do…’ isn’t quite that – though some odd editing jumps point to production troubles – but, World Cup or no, it’s unlikely to prove a ‘Bend It Like Beckham’-style success. Revolving around a group of late twentysomething footballing friends about to play their 500th match together, its ensemble cast features Dougray Scott as a City geezer whose roving eye courts trouble with his pregnant missus (Emilia Fox), Shaun Parkes as his friend with a secret, Jimi Mistry as a musician on bad terms with his father and Billie Piper as an art student whose boyfriend is desperate to coax her into a threesome. Featuring a few poignant and comic scenes along the way, these strands amble along to fairly uninspiring conclusions without ever quite annoying enough to earn a red card.
Written by Nick Funell

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 2 June 2006
  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Simon Shore
  • Cast:
    • Dougray Scott
    • Jimi Mistry
    • Emilia Fox
    • Shaun Parkes
    • Billie Piper
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